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>> susie: japan in crisis. a massive earthquake rocks the asian nation. that unleashed a powerful tsunami pushing rivers of water through coastal cities and farmland. >> tom: with damages likely in the billions of dollars, we look at whether the crisis will derail japan's economic recovery and the global comeback. you're watching "nightly business report" for friday, march 11. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: good evening, everyone. a state of emergency in japan tonight. officials are still trying to assess the scope of the damage and casualties from that massive earthquake. susie, the magnitude of the quake 8.9 is the strongest on record in japan. >> susie: tom, it's still not clear what the devastating earthquake will do to japan's fragile economy and the global markets. here in the u.s. despite the japan's stock index tumbled almost 180 points closing just minut
but they have gotten weaker. one thing i want to point out as you talk about those image as, japan is a country that is relatively well prepared for earthquakes. so, the iimages you're seeing s to the magnitude of the quake we felt earlier today. you know, this is a country that has, you know, plenty of earthquake drills. we feel earthquakes out here all the time. nothing like we felt earlier today in a long time. >> were people heeding those evacuation warning in tokyo? did you see people exiting all those buildings in that densely populated area? >> reporter: know, it's tough to see from our vantage point but based on the images i have seen, i can tell you japanese people take their earthquakes very seriously because they get so many of them. they are looking into the warnings, they are making sure out on the coast at least, to seek higher ground and stay there until they hear otherwise. also people who were inside the buildings evacuating, doing exactly as they were told. >> i'm sure that's definitely the situation in sendai, which we keep going back to because the images are so inkred pibl.
earthquake hit japan friday afternoon. this happened about an hour and 15, 20 minutes ago. japan's meteorological agency says the earthquake measured 8.4. the agency issued a tsunami warning for japan's pacific cost. in northern japan tsunami waves of up to 4 meters were observed soon after the quake. the agency is warning the tsunami could be between 6 and 10 meters. you're seeing some of the tsunami damage so far in miyagi prefecture in the sendai area where some of the homes and farms have been flooded when the tsunami went upstream a river. according to the transport ministry, the international airport has reopened two of its four runways. international airport has reopened two of its four runways. they had earlier closed all. they have reopened two of its four runways. the japan road traffic information center, japan road information center, and police say express ways around tokyo and northeastern japan have been closed. the japan road traffic information center and police say expressways around tokyo and northeastern japan have been closed. according to toshiba elevator, i
. >> and that developing story is coming out of japan tonight where the usgs says a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck the asian nation just a while ago. right now tsunami warnings are in effect for that region and as far away as hawaii. this is a look at the kron 4 seismograph. that's the left side of your screen. you can see the quake's gigantic size. the quake was centered 80 miles off japan's eastern coast near the city of sendaih. japanese television networks are showing major damage right now. you can see where all of the cars have been moved and pushed into the water from the shaking. nhk television shows the cars and trucks and houses being swept away by a tsunami this. it is friday afternoon in japan -- there. it is friday afternoon in japan. no one is reported injured at this time but reports are still coming in. the quake hit at 2:46 in the afternoon and it was followed by a 7.4 magnitude aftershock. there are no reports of injuries now as we said. kron 4's jacqueline bennett is here to tell us more about the tsunami dangers. >> the usgs is working to confirm the tsunami actually happened a
of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> catastrophe in japan. one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded is followed by a devastating tsunami. the quaker, a record-breaking 8.9 magnitude caused widespread damage. the shaking lasted up to four minutes. after the earthquake, a 10-meter and tsunami smashed into japan's pacific coast. now that threatens a vast suewathe of the pacific basin. welcome to "gmt." a special program dominated by the impact of the massive earthquake that hit japan just over six hours ago. the damage is extensive. first reports suggests more than 40 people have died. the prime minister has taken charge of the disaster response. >> over a wide area, damage has been afflicted -- inflicted. i offer my deepest sympathy for the people who have suffered the disaster. >> as extraordinary images continue to come in from japan, we will bring you the latest news from their and across the pacific region. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington and 9:00 p.m. in japan where a major natural disaster is still unfolding. the most ferocious earthquak
catastrophe in japan. i'm wolf blitzer. john vos is joining us over in the cnn center in atlanta. a lot of news to cover. let me give our viewers the highlights of what's going on right now. it's now just after 7:00 a.m. saturday in japan. survivors of the strongest earthquake recorded in that country's history are seeing the enormous destruction in the harsh light of day, and they are still being shaken to the core. two powerful new tremors measuring higher than a magnitude of 6 struck within the last hour alone, after the 8.9 monster quake hit japan friday afternoon unleashing a huge tsunami. japanese media reporting that the death toll could be higher than 1,000. hundreds of people may be missing. some may be trapped alive or buried in homes that were simply washed away. the tsunami sent water rushing sever six miles inland. one area of deep concern right now. japanese authorities are trying to cool down the temperature inside a nuclear power plant rattled by the quake. president obama says the united states is helping to monitor the plant for possible radiation leaks. he also sent h
a listen. >> live coverage in the area. north of japan. for those of you who just tuned into nhk world, a major hit about an hour ago. 1:10 ago. japan's meteorological agency says the quake measured magnitude 8.4. they have revised it upwards to 8.4. the agency has issued a tsunami warning for japan's coast. the tsunami waves of up to four meeters were observed soon after the quake. they are warning the tsunami could reach between six and ten meters. we're getting reports of several buildings on fire. we don't know the exact amount of damage but we are soon to get a report from the meteorological agency. they are setting up to find out the extent of the damage. all transportation systems in tokyo as well as northern japan has been stopped. airports closed in tokyo, a great earthquake has hit japan. magnitude 8.4 in northern japan. the agency has been warning the tsunami everness is the quake. and a tsunami has hit the miyagi area as our camera crew are up covering and showing you exactly what is going on. the deputy chief cabinet secretary told reporters on friday that the governor of
. >> breaking news. major earthquake rocks japanment pictures are staggering. >> up next. powerful jolt that triggered a tsunami warning as >> up next. powerful jolt that triggered a tsunami warning as fafafafafafafafafafafafafafafafa >> a major earthquake has hit japan followed by a tsunami. >> this is what is happening right as we speak. a large tsunami engulfing the port of. >> 8.8 earthquake struck off japan northeast coast a little more than an hour ago. >> we show you more of the images. they are staggering. as you can see here the tsunami swept ashore. the wave measured at least 13 feet high and it carried boat and cars several block inland toward the city center. >> no word yet on any death or injuries but seems almost inconceivable there will not be as they assess the damage. jap pan officials have issued evacuation orders for the coastal area. >> tsunami watch issued for several nations concluding taiwan, russia, philippines and in the indonesian. it covers hawaii and the u.s. territory of guam. >> now large ship has rammed directly into a break water. qu
products. don't be big tobacco's next victim. >>> breaking news out of japan where a huge, a great earthquake has thundered through that country. an 8.8 magnitude quake off of the northeastern coast of that country. just a distance from tokyo. that happening at 2:46 japan time about 9:46 this evening here. that triggered a 13-foot tsunami in that area. >> and those pictures that you were just seeing just a moment ago was the leading edge of that tsunami moving in. those were live pictures from japan as a 13-foot we're back to those live pictures right now, look at that, that's a wall of water that is moving inland. the tsunami caused by this earthquake. i think in the top the screen. you can see a boat being carried inland. epicenter of this earthquake about 240 miles northwest of tokyo. they felt it. and they felt it hard in tokyo, large buildings shook violently. workers poured into the streets. there are reports of even buildings toppled and fires going on right now in tokyo. again 240 miles away. >> again, an 8.8 earthquake but this is not the first earthquake to rock japan in
with keep our dear friend in japan in your thoughts and prayers. that is the u.s. military in hawaii. we work closely with them on a number of stories. they put those thoughts and prayers out to close allies in japan, you can guarantee a plan is being put in place to help with search and rescue and support of any type. the good news is all of our elements, installations and men and women are accounted for in japan, which means they can go forward and be very aggressive in helping our allies as they deal with this horrible tragedy. god forbid they have to help us too depending on what happens in hawaii or the west coast in the u.s. >> it is a minute past the top of the hour, probably time to update folks who are tuning in. a powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coast of japan sweeping away cars, homes and people. widespread fires are burning along the coastline. there's a report that at least 17 or dead, but surely that number will go up and it will go up considerably, shaourg into the hundreds. the magnitude 8.9 quake was foll
, japan struggles to deal with two disasters of staggering force and skate. a massive queark, -- earthquake, then a tsunami. officials confirm 200 dead but expect the numbers to rise sharmly. and there is a worry about damage around the if you can if you can power -- fukushima power plant. we take you inside zsa zsa -- war isia -- for a look at the fiercest fighting in lebia. for sheer terror and destruction, the awesome scale of what the natural world can do to us, perhaps only volcanos come close. the japan earthquake, one of the biggest the world has ever seen. it struck off the coast near the city of sendai in the late afternoon. tsunami alerts were declared in several countries. alan little reports. >> how suddenly it strikes. mortal danger descends almost in the blink of an eye and without warning. it is terrifying. in an instant, there is chaos. then from the vastness of seat there is a threat more menacing still -- a wall of water more than 20 feet high advances across the ocean at speeds of up to 500 miles an hour, the speed of a jet aircraft. japan's tsunami defense
liberty mutual insurance. >> shepard: good afternoon. 5:00 in new york. 7:00 a.m. in tokyo, japan. i'm shepard smith and this is fox news continuing coverage of the aftermath, one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded, including new information about radiation levels near the country's nuclear power plant or inside one. and new reports of damage in the state of california. but first -- >> shepard: this was part of the scene in japan when the 8.9 magnitude quake struck in the middle of the afternoon. a quarter to 3:00 in the afternoon on friday. the quake is nearly 8,000 times stronger than the one which devastated new zealand weeks ago. hundreds of aftershocks across japan have followed. so did a towering tsunami. with walls of water as high as 30 feet. four complete trains are now missing along the coast, train services are now suspended across much of the nation, stranding millions of commuters in the japanese capital. a ship carrying 100 people was swept away. thousands of homes are destroyed. even an airport is under water. hundreds are reported dead. hundreds even thousand
that hit japan nine hours ago causing a deadly tsumani that generated a massive wall of water. buildings and homes and anything in its path including people and likely hilling hundreds as we look at the latest. office buildings also rattled to the core and the images residents posted on you tube and twitter. we have that and the latest from the ground in japan and how the military is mobilizing to help. more pictures coming in that are absolutely unbelievable. they tell the entire story. look at this water. we had to show you once again, it's creating something that looks like a giant whirlpool. this swirling vortex almost looks fake. this boat looks like a toy. maybe 500 feet wide. check out the explosion. you are watching a natural gas storage tank burning. thousands of cubic meters of gas exploding looking like a fireball. the flame were reported to be 100 feet high. thousands of people are on the streets in tokyo. trains aren't running. no public transportation. it is nightfall and people are stranded. this is what they were doing, wondering where to go next, stuck in tokyo. hundreds
earthquakes the world has ever seen. 8.9 quake hting japan overnight. the waves now barreling towards the u.s. pictures we are seeing out of japan are unimaginable. it's wave after wave literally swallowing up cars, boats and homes. some terrifying moments in an airport outside of tokyo when the quake hit. watch this video. now there is one report. you find the capital city of tokyo. that report that confirmed. but an earthquake of horrific proportions causing buildings to shake and the tsunami that followed. seldom have we seen images like this. welcome to "america's newsroom." martha: this quake struck just after 3:00 p.m. local time in japan while most of us were sleeping. this was the scene. unbelievably powerful waves crashing ashore causing wired spread destruction. there are massive fires being dealt with and a nuclear emergency. we have more details on that. bill: there was so much to watch and do have, we'll do our best it, the 7th largest earthquake ever record. it's the largest to hit japan. evacuations underway in several coastal towns. trace gallagher joins us with more on that
." a massive earthquake hits the northeast of japan. measuring an 8.9, triggering a tsunami. >> one of the largest earthquakes to hit japan in years, causing widespread damage across tokyo. >> at least 20 people killed and many more missing as a refinery fire burns out of control. >> a whirlpool off the eastern coast of japan. a tsunami warning has now been widened to cover the pacific basin. >> thst "bbc news." we're bringing you ongoing coverage of the tsunami and the earthquake that hit japan. >> it measured an 8.9. it triggered a 10-meter tsunami that destroyed everything in its path, sending ships crashing into the shore and swamping large areas of farmland. >> evacuations are taking place in japan, itself as well as warnings that have been issued in australia, hawaii and peru. >> the moment the earthquake struck, this, is a local government office. this, the offices of japan's public broadcasting. there were several powerful aftershocks in the hours following. >> the magnitude of this one was too obvious. people spilled out on to the streets and tried to comfort one another. t
that struck japan which is higher than some pacific islands and could rush right over them. first waves are expected to hit hawaii at 8:00 a.m. eastern time this morning. that's 8:00 eastern, 3:00 a.m. local time. there have been evacuations from coastal areas. civil defense sirens sounded at about 10:00 p.m. local time across hawaii. fires triggered by the earthquake in japan, also burning out of control. just incredible pictures here up and down the coast, including one at an oil refinery according to the country's prime minister, there is, quote, major damage in northeastern japan, but nuclear power facilities in the area were not damaged we're told and there has been no radiation leakage. this is video of when the earthquake hit. truck struck at 2:46 p.m. local time. followed by 12 powerful of taker shocks oig, seven of them measures at least 6.3. that is the size of the earthquake that struck new zealand just last month.that is earthquake that struck new zealand just last month.measure. that is the size of the earthquake that stck new zealand just last month. sean ibara joining us.
and friends. >> as you mentioned, people in japan used to these earthquakes. i want to take this opportunity they have joined us along with our global audience as we take you through this breaking news. 7.9 earthquake in japan, we know at this point a tsunami warning has been issued covering japan and right across the region. very widespread warnings covering that area. we are keeping an eye on that. what that means at this point is that the tsunami could be heading in the next couple of hours. we are keeping a close eye on this. this is why we are staying close on this story. want to go back to her, telling us the situation. she is in the middle of this. if you can repeat for our audience were you were when this earthquake struck. >> reporter: i was in tokyo station underground the platform. tokyo station, if your reporter with this at all, it is a very large extensive train station. one of the busiest in tokyo, a city that has many busy stations, this is the busiest. we are here shooting a different story. we felt a very strong tremor caracol of the signs started to shake back and forth. t
across japan after a massive earthquake. one of the largest in years. >> tsunami watches triggered across the pacific, including hawaii and the west coast. we have extended coverage, now, from japan and the u.s. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us on this very busy news day. a major disaster is unfolding in japan, after a megaearthquake hit overnight. >> now, the quake has triggered a tsunami in the northern part of the country. a 13-foot wall of water, washing away cars, busses, buildings, homes. incredible footage. >> tsunami warnings are posted for most of the pacific, including hawaii, where the coast guard is standing by. a powerful quake was centered around the area of sendai. but it rocked buildings in tokyo, hundreds of miles away. akiko fujita joins us from tokyo this morning. akiko, what is the latest? >> reporter: we are getting new numbers. we now know there are 18 people confirmed dead. that's from our partner out here, nhk. 18 people confirmed dead. and 60 people injured in tokyo alone. keep in mind that tokyo is hours away from the epicenter. 60 people inju
to sergeant david pearson at narita, in narita, japan. are you at the airport? >> caller: yes, i'm at the airport as we speak. >> were you there four hours ago when it hit? >>. >> caller: yes, i was. i saw the lockers shaking back and forth violently. by the look on people's faces, i could see there was an earthquake. we were called into formation. there would be a tsunami coming, we would be regrouping and move further south to evacuate the country. >> narita, is that on the west coast of the main island? >> caller: that's correct. yes. >> at this moment, have you seen any sort of tsunami wave action on the west coast? the wave action can wraparound islands as we saw during the tsunami in the 2000s. have you seen any tsunami wave action there? >> caller: i have not seen anything myself. i have not been by the windows. >> thank you very much. we appreciate you for stopping by today. watch at what is happening here in tokyo. some of the waves here moving through. if you have flown over japan, what you will see at narita airport or any of the airports in parts of tokyo or up and do
. about the strategy in japan. tackling the issue in your opening statement i want to ask about your personal feelings about the situation he went to japan last year and so the tsunami on the coast of japan washing away cars and houses and the people are devastated but we want to ask about your personal goals and feelings on that. secondly he also touched on the possibility of assistance from the united states the japanese government said that japan asked for help u.s. forces in japan are you ready to provide that assistance?. >> the answer to your second question is yes and i help told prime minister kan we will provide whatever assistance they need. my understanding is the main assistance that we can provide it with capacity. the ability for us to help in the cleanup process and obviously we have is not like this you have a huge disruptions both in the infrastructure boats and houses and cars there washing into main thoroughfares and that requires heavy equipment and any but the assistance we can provide will be providing. i am heartbroken by this tragedy and when you see what is h
hit japan in more than 100 years. there have been dozens of after shocks one with a magnitude of 7.1. >> it's really hard to say what will happen along our coast once the water moves in this direction. we want to check in with steve paulson for what is expected what the possibilities are, steve. >> we have a tsunami warning out that goes from santa barbara to cent city. it looks like that would the closest where the highest waves would be. for us here projected time is 8:08:00 a.m. at the golden gate bridge. the good news is we're going into a low tide. waves two to four feet possible. possible. this is what happened after of japan. this is called a mega thrust. it moved away. as that water has to be displaced and has to move. as it goes over the pacifics the ships would not notice it. it's when it moves closer toward shallow land. they get closer toward the coast. again, it will hit hawaii first and it will wrap around. it's not just one wave but it will wrap around. when that would happen it would be 3:00 a.m. our time. if it does arrive it would be around 8:08:00 a.m.. for now w
suffered more damage. it is not obvious from here. the real dramas are clearly northeast japan along the northeast coast. we're seeing that picture, large scale fires, you see the waters flooding in. that's where the damage is concentrated. >> we have listened to the japanese prime minister appealing to the people to remain calm. a difficult thing to do, certainly, under these circumstances as you fear along the coastline. the northeast there. the approach of yet another tsunami. what about people trying to get a hold of loved ones. family members. i'm seeing a lot of that on my twitter account. people trying to make contact with their friends and family. >> yes. i think the problem is that the phones are very jammed. everyone is on the phone, on their mobile. even the land lines are a bit difficult. i was able to get through to my family in the first half-hour after that happened. they were fine. the system i think is overloaded. i suspect that rather than damage to the telephone's infrastructure. so there will be a lot of anxiety. particularly for people who have family in the nort
advice that people can give. we heard that from authorities there in japan saying to people, make your way to higher ground if at all possible. if you're inside a building, try to get out of that building and evacuate because these aftershocks and the tsunamis, they are the deadly mechanism that comes after this initial 8.9 magnitude quake. so we're continuing to watch this. i'm going to hand it over now to anna coren in hong kong. anna. >> thank you very much. let's continue our rolling coverage of this massive earthquake that has hit japan. let's turn to nhk and listen in. >> it has been revised to 8.8. the quake caused tremors with a 7, the maximum scale of 0 to 7. strong tremors were found in many parts of the country including tokyo. tsunamis continue to wash ashore. a devastating tsunami reached over 7 meters. major tsunami alerts of waves remain in place for many other parts of the country. >> extensive damage has been reported. miyagi has been hit. many people are missward a tsunami up to 7 meters tall swept through low coastal-lying areas. the airport is also submerged. people
japan and the pacific, triggering a gigantic tsunami. entire islands wiped out. look at these incredible pictures of the giant wave as it rushes inland. buildings swept off their foundations. rivers changing direction. sweeping away cars, boats and people. the entire west coast, under a tsunami warning at this hour. this is a special edition of "good morning america," "tsunami in the pacific." >>> and good morning, america. that earthquake that hit japan overnight is just devastating. the largest in japan's history. 1,000-times more powerful than the quake that hit new zealand almost 3 weeks ago. the strongest in the world since the indian ocean earthquake of 2004. spider jets have been deployed to inspect quake damage. the entire country is under a state of emergency because of a failing power plant there. it is devastating. >> the magnitude of the earthquake was 8.9. it is huge. the biggest earthquake on record since they started keeping records in the early 1800s in japan. it's been followed by at least 19 massive aftershocks. many of which have been over 6.0 themselves. there are rep
for fitting us in. >>> and more on the disaster in japan straight ahead on "the daily rundown" with chuck and savannah, right now. >>> overnight, japan is reeling after the largest earthquake in its recorded history. it now pushes a tsunami across its shores and reports of several hundred are killed as the water sweeps away ships, vehicles, buildings, sparking fires, devastating coastal communities, and even threatening some nuclear plants over there. meanwhile, on this side of the pacific, waves are blanketing things, it's hitting hawaii this past hour and the west coast is now bracing for an impact later this morning. we have live reports. and we're going to hear from fema director right here ondale rundo daily rundown. >> let's get to the rundown. we will start with the breaking news out of japan. a catastrophic 8.9 earthquake in japan today. the largest earthquake in japan's recorded history. the latest death poll, the ap is reporting japanese police saying 200 to 300 bodies have been found in the northeastern coastal area. the quake sent tsunami waves barreling across the pacific, co
ever recorded. it sparked fires across japan, including the one you say. this is an oil refinery near tokyo. you have to worry about the flooding issue, a major problem in and around tokyo. there's still fires that are blazing out of control all over the place. tokyo, the surrounding states to it. i was watching on your broadcast some of the pictures. you had an airport that was up there. that was actually the airport that is a very, very new airport that was built, that's right on the ocean line there. that's why it was so devastated. >> we're showing the video that came into our newsroom a little while ago. you can see the pacific ocean in the background and the tsunami wave and this is mid wave, you can see if you're looking at h.d., screen left, part of the runway still not covered. don't exactly know where any of the airplanes are. maybe there was a bit of a warning. how long was the warning, tom, between the time the earthquake hit at 2:46 p.m. local time and it was an 8.9 magnitude. largest that started there in japan. how much warning between the earthquake hitting and the ts
:00 a.m. in japan, and hundreds of people are still missing. that massive quake hit the area just about 12:45 a.m. eastern time. sparking hundreds of aftershocks and a devastating tsunami a short time later. police in japan now say 200 to 300 bodies have been found in sendai, the city closest to the epicenter. these are the first moments of terror. buildings began to crumble, sending huge blocks of concrete tumbling to the streets. the most powerful earthquake in 140 years volted life to a frightening halt. epicenter, 81 miles off of japan's northeast coast, near sendai, home to around 1 million people. south of sendasendai, the ceili the airport crashed to the floor. tre tre tremors felt 230 miles away in tokyo, turning a meeting with japan's prime minister in the parliament building into chaos. the quake ignited fires that is made up of a chain of islands. a spectacular fire erupted in the chiba refinery east of tokyo. dependent on nuclear power, utility companies shut down reactors. thousands of residence were ordered to evacuate homes near a plant southwest of sendai, after its cool
>>> on our broadcast tonight, the big one hits japan. a mass i've history-making earthquake, one of the largest ever measured, and it triggers a massive tsunami all the way to the u.s. tonight we're watching the rising death toll. a nuclear plant in trouble. the aftershocks continue. the world is watching japan and our coverage begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the nation of japan has suffered a clausal historic earthquake that has caused massive damage, massive loss of life and sent ocean waters racing over land. the earthquake was 8.9 and struck at 2:46 p.m., centered 78 miles offshore. while tokyo swayed and shook and bounced for minutes on end, sending millions to shelter, sendai was the closest population center and it's been devastated. the loss of life officially so far in the hundreds will almost certainly be in the thousands as thousands are missing. the quake then triggered a tsunami, water upwards of 30 feet high that swamped the japanese shoreline, moving faster than people or cars could outrun it. then it headed out east acro
be moving. but let me tell you, this is -- this tsunami will not just be in japan. it will be felt, maybe not to this degree, but to some degree across many neighboring highlands and countries. >> thank you so much. we will be coming back to you. but right now, we want to go to david piper, he is our correspondent in bangkok and used to live in japan. david, you know, we are looking at the pictures coming in. are you looking at the same pictures? >> reporter: that's right. yeah, i am now. >> you see the shear magnitude of the wall of water, carrying everything in its path. you can only imagine with all of those vehicles that you can see being carried by that water that there might have been people inside. it. >> yes. i mean, that's the real worry at the moment. i know from covering the tsunami which hit christmas day, back in 2000 -- 4 or 5. it's often when the water goes back out tdrags people, carc and everything. and many, many people were never found after the tsunamis. when you look at impact of this. i said i spoke to you before, japan is best prepare in the world. but this seems so
with breaking news out of japan. good evening, i'm dana king. >> a massive earthquake in japan. magnitude 8.8. those are live pictures of the tsunami that is rolling through cities and neighborhoods right now as it's happening. >> you can see in this water, there are buildings, there are rooftops, boats, vehicles, it's incredibly deep at this point. this quake struck just less than 90 minutes ago off the north eastern coast of japan. >> we've had seismograph, a tsunami watch is in effect. a tsunami watch is not as severe as a tsunami warning. we want to go to robert lyles who is monitoring the coverage. these are amazing pictures half way around the world. we are getting them live. entire cities are being inundated by water. >> you are watching tsunami waves. they swept into the city, where it is already 4:00 in the afternoon. now television cameras were rolling as those waves swept in from what is now an 8.8 magnitude quake. these waves cars, trucks, houses, even buildings. we stay live with these images. let me offer you background information. japan's agency is warning that a tsunami
of japan. a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake shaking buildings in tokyo. the pacific tsunami warning center say a tsunami warning is in effect for a large swath of the pacific. and the nation's weather agency is warning that a tsunami as high as 10 feet could hit the northeast coastline of japan. so far, there are no reports of any injuries. japan's been rocked by several earthquakes in recent days, including a 7.3 magnitude on wednesday. a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocking japan. and there is a warning that a tsunami that could be as high as 10 feet could hit the country's northeast coastline. stay with fox news for more. back to "on the record." rush it betweeny four hours? why did you have to split the bill last night? could it have waited a week? >> i think we have seen that democrats are eager, especially on the senate level to abandon what the taxpayers demanded on november 2nd. that is, we balance our budget and not continue to kick the can down the road and let this responsibility rest at the feet of our children, sons and daughters in the state of wisconsin. i know refinanci
killed, but some fear the death toll -- >>> a massive and historic earthquake hits japan, and it is creating devastation across the country this morning. >> the pictures are just astounding. a massive wall of water pushing aside everything in its path. farmland flooded for miles, dragging along homes, cars, boats. these are some of the most stunning pictures as you see that wall of water just washing over farmland far inland from the coast of japan. good morning. this is special coverage this morning of "american morning" on this friday, march 11th. it's 5:00 a.m. on the east coast. 7:00 p.m. in tokyo. we're following breaking news in japan after an 8.9 magnitude quake hits and triggers a massive 13-foot tsunami. >> the rescue operation is under way right now, but also happening right now a lot of warnings are in place, tsunami warnings for at least 20 countries. and hawaii and the west coast of the u.s. under warnings as well. let me tell you about this quake. a devastating one, one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded. it was an 8.9 magnitude quake. it hit off
in the se sendai area. magnitude 8.4. one of the largest earthquakes ever to hit japan. major earthquake hit japan on friday afternoon. the quake measured magnitude 8.4. agency has issued a tsunami warning for japan's pacific coast. but as you can see, live coverage of miyagi prefecture area. tsunami waves of over four meters were observed soon after the quake. the agency is warning that tsunami could reach between 6 and 10 meters. tsunamis come in several waves. for those of you who are listening to this program, if you're along the coast, please do stay away, and move to higher ground immediately. you're seeing live coverage of miyagi prefecture in the sendai area. the quake, 8.4, from 7.9. one of the worst earthquakes ever in japanese history. it's a 7 on the japanese seismic scale of 0 to 7. that is the same size earthquake as the one that hit the great honshu area in 1995. fires breaking out as you can see. live coverage -- >> welcome back, everyone. lynn berry here in new york. if you're just tuning on the east coast, 4:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m. local time in tokyo, japan, where we are bringi
>>> the worst earthquake in a century rocks japan. >>> a voluntary evacuation is in place. we'll have more from pacific ca coming up. >> the san francisco police department has closed part of ag the public to stay away from that area. >> and the great grandparents of a bay area man believed they would be reliving an event. >>> welcome, i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. we're following a tsunami. it's moving as fast as a jetliner. a 23-foot tsunami was triggered by that massive 8.9 magnitude quake. a smaller one hit hawaii two hours ago. there's a tsunami warning along the pacific coast, including the bay area where it is expected to hit at 8:08. 300 bodies have been down in the coastal city of san die. 349 are missing. >> this ca trass trophy in japan is having a warning on us in the bay area. a tsunami warning has been issued for the entire area. we have team coverage. we go to sfo where a flight from japan is scheduled to and shortly. first, let's go to ktvu's jade hernandez in pacifica. you have information about the schools. >> reporter: pacifica schools have been shut
>>> good morning. breaking news. a major 8.9 magnitude earthquake rocks japan triggering a powerful tsunami. the wall of water up to 33 feet high pushing homes and cars miles. at least 32 people are dead so far. there is a tsunami warning in hawaii and parts of the u.s. west coast today friday, march hawaii and parts of the u.s. west coast today friday, march 11, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm ann curry in for matt. this was a powerful earthquake. the images are stunning out of japan. it shows the tsunami sweeping inland, some 60 miles over farmland in sendai japan, 200 miles north of tok yochlt cars, housings, buildings being swept out with this massive wave. >> it started with an 8.9 magnitude quake that hit around 2:45 p.m. local time. it is the largest quake in japan's recorded history and the fifth strongest quake in the world in the past 111 years. there have been at least 19 aftershocks, including several stronger than last month's devastating quake in new zealand. a tsunami warnin
of the disaster in japan. >> moments of terror as the earthquake struck. shaken from the magnitude 8.9 earthquake shattered lives and businesses. japan has been keeping records for almost a century and a half and this was the most powerful quake in the country's memory. >> there were shaking, there was sirens. >> the worst was yet to come. after the quake, tsunami waves as high as 33 -- 33 feet in both parts of the north coast. cars and homes picked up like toys by the water. the tsunami created a mass of whirlpool, some 3000 residents were evacuated near a nuclear power plant after the cooling system was deactivated. workers are scrambling to restore the water supply. hundreds of miles away, millions were stranded after the rail network were struck down. a large section of a town of 70,000 burnt into the night. >> some of the most dramatic video shows the tsunami barreling across land. what is it about an earthquake that triggers a tsunami? we spent the day at the maryland science center. >> you have seen how strong they are and the damage that they can produce. earthquakes in japan are not that
noticeable, has yet to be seen. >> japan's east coast, hit with a 23-foot tsunami, shortly after the quake struck. police along the country's northeast coast, report finding the bodies of two to three hundred people, japan railways working to find a missing passenger train. while the government reports the giant wave swept away a ship, carrying about 100 people. >> unfortunately we expect to get more reports like those, 8.9 magnitude quake is japan's worst on record as we say, one of the worst in world history. and rocked cities hundreds of miles from epicenter an spawned dozens and dozens, as we hear it of aftershocks. >> look at one of japan's three nuke we're power plants, that are having some problems right now, the worst in the city of onahana where police ordered evacuations where a fire disabled a cooling system there. no reports of radiation leaking, secretary of state hillary clinton says the u.s. is sending coolant. >> there are fires as well, though, burning across the region with several major explosions, and japanese oil an chemical plants, you are looking at one over the oil
's happening in japan. >> thank you, mr. president. i have two question. on the tragedy in japan. so you already touched on the issue in your opening statement but i'd like to ask about your personal feeling on the situation. you went to japan last year. now, tsunami hit coast of japan and waves washed away cars and houses and japanese people are devastated. i just want to ask about your personal thoughts and feelings on that. and secondly, you also touched on assistance from the united states to japan. and japanese government said that the japan asked for help from u.s. forces in japan. are you willing to provide those assistance? >> the answer to your second question is, yes. i told prime minister kan we'll provide whatever assistance they need. my understanding is the main assistance to provide them is lift capacity. the ability for us to i think help in the cleanup. obviously, when you have a tsunami like this, as well as an earthquake, you have huge disruptions both in the infrastructure. you have boats and houses and cars that are washed in to main thoroughfares and any assistance
with us. more politics ahead with ce cenk uyger. >>> good evening. in a moment we'll go live to japan to cover the historic disaster there. but also on tonight's show, president obama hits back hard at republicans who are trying to blame him for rising gas prices. who's right and who's wrong? we actually have the proof. and we'll expose the republicans' war on education around the country with former pennsylvania governor ed rendell. but we begin with a powerful earthquake that struck northeastern japan. we're just getting the first live pictures of damage in the daylight in japan. you're seeing it right there. request y-- you see people hanging out on the roof there. lower ground is dangerous, higher ground is safer. you see whole sections of town cities, buildings, et cetera, devastated. and the earthquake was an 8.9 magnitude quake and it struck near the coastal city of sendai overnight. it's the largest ever recorded in japan. sky scrapers started shaking and people went running for their lyes. witnesses say the reverberations were so powerful and prolonged they got motion sicknes
we are approaching 9:00 a.m. across japan and we're expecting official word from the japanese leadership. and brand new account from north and east of the country. we'll be back at 7:00 eastern time, 6:00 central for the fox report. right now it's "special report" with my man bret baier with politics, fair and balanced. >> bret: a massive earthquake strikes japan. how is the u.s. responding? now there are concerns about nuclear power plants there. president obama says the noose is tightening around muammar gaddafi but events may suggest otherwise. saudi day of rage, did it materialize? live from the studio in washington. this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. the u.s. and the rest of the world are mobilizing tonight to assist japan, following a massive earthquake and tsunami early this morning. the magnitude 8.9 offshore quake unleashed a 23-foot tsunami. hundreds are believed dead and that number could rise. japan says the power inside the nuclear plant is 1,000 times than the normal level. they lost control over pressure in reactors. waves hit hawaii and the
>>> disaster in japan. right now on "news nation" -- hundreds dead, hundreds more missing from the tsunami of mud and debris triggered by one of the strongest earthquakes in reported history. [ siren ] >> sirens of warning blaring in hawaii up and down west coast, communities evacuated for possibly hitting u.s. shores. >>> parts of california feeling the effect. boats on the coast are tossed around like toy. >>> hi, everybody, good to have you with me today. i'm thomas roberts. "news nation" following devastation from japan's 8.9 magnitude earthquake. right now, it's 4:00 in the morn in japan and people are trying to flee the hardest hit areas. the quake struck 80 miles off the northeast coast and felt all wait to beijing, china. as you can see, it sent people running into the streets in a frenzy, dodging debris falling from buildings. 4 million buildings without power in tokyo. but the quake wasn't the worst part. shortly after a violent tunisia crashed into the northeast coast, killing hundreds of people. waves washing away cars, roads, homes. aftershocks lasting for hours, c
of the earthquake in japan and the fallout rippling truly across the world. i'm kate bolduan. >> i'm holly graham. we would like to welcome our viewers. some startling images have come into us the last few hours after this 8.9 magnitude quake. right now live pictures for you. the west coast of the u.s. in the cross-hairs and bracing for tsunami waves. a california emergency spokesman says northern california near crescent city could see the largest waves reaching six feet within the next hour. >> watching that very closely. tsunami waves have already reached hawaii's shores. sirens have been going off across the island in a full-scale coastal evacuation has been underway. you're seeing early morning hours there. the waves a bit kicking up as you can see. >> now, kate, we want to show our views some of the dramatic video and start with a historic tremor. 8.9 magnitude. one of the most powerful in recorded history. >> it's really a truly amazing. cameras were rolling when the ground started shaking. we want to just stop and listen for a moment to the moment the earthquake struck. terrify to go even
of japan, and near san that japan's. dozens of cities and villages along the 1,300 mi. were shaken by violent tremors that reached as far away as tokyo. hundreds of miles away from the epicenter. the longest quake in japan's history. here is a video out of japan. the impact on the buildings, all the debris and fires that were sparked here by this request. this was the scene in downtown tokyo. scary stuff. the seed was repeated in a handful of other cities. more video to show you this morning of the capital. workers rushed out of the buildings in search of stable ground. you can see the panic. crowds gathered in the streets trying to reach relatives on cell phones. you can see the damage. this was cnn's bureau in tokyo. the tapes, and desks, shelves everything come down. everyone getting outside because they didn't know what was coming next. eight people have died, that was the earliest report. we are getting and the other reports say death toll has risen to 40. that number will likely rise through the day keeping an eye on that. the impact is we have a tsunami warning issued for th
.m. friday in japan. >> biggest one to date. oh my god. that is the biggest earthquake to date. it is still going. oh my god. the building's going to fall. >> magnitude 8.9. that's 8.9, the strongest earthquake ever in japan. then this. a massive wall of water. devastating tsunami. it swept ashore along japan's northeastern coast. surging well inland. sweeping away cars, boats, homes. almost anything in its path. hundreds of people are dead with no way to know just how high that death toll will rise. we will bring that back to you. that's the situation developing right now. we have a situation at a japanese nuclear plant, trying to cool down a reactor. the plant is called the fukishima plant. it suffered a quake-related problem with its cooling system. joining us is a professor of disaster management at the university of georgia. mr. delles, explain to us, the last we heard they're trying to release some of this radioactive steam to try to relieve some of the pressure. what will that do? >> well, what's happened is that about 11 reactors all the m ero went down, stopped on purpose due to gr
yesterday who is writing about that. >> no doubt about it. first, obviously, the big news out of japan. we why don't we get the latest. >> we are talking about the fifth strongest earthquake on record since 1900. hawaii and other parts of the pacific are bracing for a destructive tsunami triggered by an 8.9 earthquake out of japan. it shows a massive 23-foot wall of watter that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris inland. 32 people have now died in the quake. a figure that is expected to rise. a tsunami warning is now in place for the entire u.s. west coast. that means coastal communities in washington, oregon, california and southern alaska should be on alert and prepared for possible evacuation. a warning is also in place for hawaii, which was struck by a smaller 4.5 earthquake earlier today. now, there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage in hawaii but the state is bracing for the first waves from the tsunami which are expected to hit at 8:00 a.m. eastern time this morning. now, ahead of that, tsunami sirens were sounded and coastal areas are being evacuated. fires
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